2007 Intro: Brockeith Pane

Brockeith Pane is a guy who people are starting to find out about on the national scene. He comes from one of the top guard-producing AAU programs in the nation - and is working on making the transition to the point.

Brockeith Pane has seen his name butchered. In fact, when he was a freshman, none of the mail from college coaches was spelled correctly.

It's no coincidence that, after a solid summer in which he made a name for himself with the Dallas Mustangs, now most of the correspondence has his name spelled right.

Pane is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior guard at Dallas Carter (Texas) who is in the process of making the conversion from the two-guard to the point. In high school, he's still primarily playing off the ball – while in the spring and summer, Mustangs coach Tony Johnson is putting the ball in his hands.

``Coach Tony (Johnson) wants me to get my team involved," Pane said. "It's not that easy for me because I'm used to having to score for my team in high school."

Pane averaged about 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists as a sophomore and has seen the numbers rise so far this year to 18 points, 6 boards and 4 assists.

``I still know I need to improve my knowledge of the game and learn how to run a team better," he said.

``He sees the floor well and can shoot it," Johnson said. "He remind me of a bigger Byron Eaton, but he just doesn't have the knowledge of the game yet. But that'll come sooner than everyone thinks."

Pane said that, in the recruiting process, he's looking for somewhere he can come in and play. He's also searching for a place that has an up-tempo game that will fit his style.

Thus far, he's open – but said that Illinois, Oklahoma, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, Baylor, Texas A&M and Texas Tech have all expressed interest of late.

``They are all even right now," Pane said.


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